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Pixar Animation Studios announces first-ever VR experience with ‘Coco VR’

by Brittani Tuttle
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Players can experience the worlds of Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR on Nov. 15 and 22.

Pixar Animation Studios announced its first-ever virtual reality (VR) experience, titled “Coco VR,” at Oculus Connect, the fourth annual developer conference in San Jose, Calif. on Oct. 11.

Directed by Ross Haldane Stevenson and produced by Academy Award-winner Marc Sondheimer, “Coco VR” is a collaboration between Disney-Pixar and Oculus with creative VR development and execution by Magnuopus. John Halstead was the supervising technical director and led the technical efforts for Pixar.

“Coco VR” gives players the chance to explore the worlds of the upcoming Disney-Pixar film “Coco” with their friends. This social VR experience will be available to play on Oculus Rift on Nov. 15, and Samsung Gear VR on Nov. 22, the film’s U.S. release date.

Those wanting a sneak peek of the experience can test out “Coco VR” at the following events and locations:

  • Día de los Muertos festivals in New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, San Antonio, Chicago and Oakland starting Oct. 28
  • Camp Flog Gnaw Music Festival in Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 28-29
  • Select Disney Store location s and movie theaters nationwide through Nov. 22

Check out the trailer for the VR experience, and the upcoming film below:

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